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Cablegate: Priorities and Representation at Unga

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: UNGA PREL HR
SUBJECT: PRIORITIES AND REPRESENTATION AT UNGA

1. During a meeting on September 19, 2007, Andrej Dogan at
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration -
Department of the United Nations told PolOff that attaining a
seat on the UNSC will be Croatia's top priority at the
upcoming UNGA. Dogan provided no additional priorities,
noting that "99 percent" of Croatia's focus will be on this
goal.

2. In early September 2007 Dogan provided the following list
of members of Croatia's delegation to UNGA. Dogan indicated
that a final and official list would be provided to
Washington and the UN Mission in New York by the Croatian
mission in each of those cities. The presidential delegation
plans to arrive on September 23 and depart on September 28.
The delegation is expected to include:

-- Stjepan Mesic, President of the Republic of Croatia
-- Budimir Loncar, Special Advisor to the President
-- Tomislav Jakic, Foreign Policy Advisor to the
President
-- Prof. Ivan Simonovic
-- Danijela Barisic, Head of the Press and Information
Office
-- Ana Simundza, Assistant to the Foreign Policy Advisor
to the President
-- Interpreter
-- Protocol officer
-- Personal photographer
-- Three security officers

The ministerial delegation will be in New York 24 - 27
September and is expected to include:

-- Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, Minister of Foreign Affairs
and European Integration
-- Josko Klisovic, Chief of Cabinet
-- Pjer Simunovic, Assistant Minister (25 - 28 September)
-- Neven Pelicaric, Assistant Minister
-- Ranko Vilovic, Head of the UN Department (25 - 28
September)
-- Zeljko Belaj, Spokesperson (25 - 28 September)
-- Andrej Dogan, Counselor (25 - 28 September)
-- Security Officer
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